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Catholic Renewal and Evangelisation Diocesan Office (CREDO)


This organisation is a service of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Description

CREDO sees its role within the Archdiocese of Sydney to be a key agency to further the strengthening of Catholic Life, by developing programmes of renewal and spearheading works of evangelisation. In particular, CREDO has as its goal the engagement of the entire resources of the Archdiocese in a clear focus on evangelisation, taking up the challenge of Pope Paul VI’s statement in Evangelii Nuntiandi (n 14) “The Church exists in order to evangelise”, that is to say, to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection.”

The great call given to the Church by Pope Paul VI was taken up by Pope John Paul II. The Pope spoke about the importance of evangelisation not simply being reduced to a temporal project, but being about the Lord transforming the human heart.

In Redemptoris Missio (par 44) Pope John Paul II spelt out clearly that the name of Jesus Christ must be explicitly proclaimed. What distinguished the “new evangelisation” is the ability to communicate with the people of our times. "Evangelisation will always contain- as the foundation, center and at the same time the summit of its dynamism - a clear proclamation that, in Jesus Christ...salvation is offered to all people, as a gift of God's grace and mercy."

“Our own time, with humanity on the move and in continual search, demands a resurgence of the Church's missionary activity. The horizons and possibilities for mission are growing ever wider, and we Christians are called to an apostolic courage based upon trust in the Spirit. He is the principal agent of mission!

For details about the work of CREDO please click on the weblink below.
Address: Level 11, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool Street  Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9390 5996
Email: office@credosydney.org
Website: http://www.credosydney.org